Program Summary

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Learn How to Help Organizations Enhance Their Communication

As organizations increasingly conduct business between diverse entities around the world, it becomes all the more critical for them to communicate effectively. The Bachelor of Science in Organizational and Professional Communication delivered online through Penn State World Campus, can prepare you to facilitate communication between such groups and organizations so they can perform optimally.

With the Bachelor of Science in Organizational and Professional Communication, you can learn to analyze, interpret, or facilitate interpersonal communication. You would be using quantitative and qualitative research methods, helping you understand how communication influences relationships within and between groups and, in particular, its effects on their leadership. With these skills, you can improve effective interaction to achieve such objectives as resolving conflict or building stronger relationships between teams. Once you have completed the program, you should be able to apply the principles of leadership in both interpersonal and group situations.

Why Organizational and Professional Communication at Penn State?

In this program, you will have the opportunity to study with highly regarded faculty from Penn State's College of the Liberal Arts, one of the premier institutions in the world to study and work in the liberal arts disciplines. The online learning format offered by Penn State World Campus makes it possible for you to fit a degree program into your life. This program is an excellent choice if you already work in a specialized technical field, it has enough flexibility to prepare you for a career in law, business communication, health administration, social services, or human relations. 

Who Should Apply?

This degree could be of particular interest if you want to pursue graduate studies or if you currently work in a more specialized technical field. The program’s flexibility, however, could also prepare you for a career in law, business communication, health administration, social services, or human relations.

Career Opportunities for BS OPC Graduates

As a graduate of the BS OPC degree program, you can prepare for positions such as:

  • business manager
  • information specialist
  • researcher
  • webmaster
  • arbitrator/mediator
  • lobbyist
  • trainer/corporate trainer
  • grant writer/development officer

Information for Military and Veterans

Are you a member of the military, a veteran, or a military spouse? Please visit our military website for additional information regarding financial aid, transfer credits, or application instructions.